I wish my dermatologist had originally said something a little less specific like, "Let's do a blood test to see if we can figure out what the problem is" or something equally general. I might have then assumed it was a vitamin or mineral deficiency. But that word, diabetes, triggered panic.
While celebrities rail on TV, "Diabetes doesn't control me, I control my diabetes," first, you have to know that you have it.
Although there are people who are quite knowledgeable about diabetes, there are considerably more people who are not.
Like his famous reggae musician uncle Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks is championing social change -- in diabetes. His ammunition? A bus, a film, healthy, affordable food and unbounded passion.